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. if obama wins, what will get the credit? same for romney, what would have done it for him? what would history say were the key factors in making one guy the winner and the other the loser? did the campaign party or was it reality that made the call? >> there's a 1950's to mitt romney's feel it's where women stay home. will this be a turn-off in the 21st century or where women vote for the businessman that promises jobs. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: i'm chris matthews. with me today michael duffy, andrea mitchell, kathleen parker and john harris. what will win the difference? for president obama, here's a short must-do list for the two weeks ahead. number one project what he's done into the positive future. ramp up that positive message. obama backs the middle-class. romney can't wait to help the rich. in monday night's debate especially on the issue of libya. and here's a list for romney, keep asking voters are you better off? present yourself as a strong fixer of voters' economic troubles. and look like a commander in chief. this is a tightened race and romney m
among women by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take up policies more suited to the 1950s. >> this president has failed america's women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all-important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod. and later, ohio republican senator rob portman. romney's debate sparring partner. joining us live from the debate site >>> plus, our roundtable weighs in. from "the new york times," columnist tom friedman. and white house correspondent helean cooper. nd former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers.ne cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers. >>> from nbc news in washington, it's "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll for where this race stands, chuck todd has the numbers. this is significant. >> this is among
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
out the vote. at mitt romney's own excited troops. the gush of tv ads inundating the swing states. both sides with cy war and romney forces call charge, we're winning, join us or be left behind. if you don't vote we could have bush versus gore all over again. the economy, stupid. friday the last jobs report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election. about where we take the country. chri
to keep the gender gap in his favor among women. by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take the policies more suited to the 19 fiflts. >> this president has failed america's women. they suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod, republican senator rob horton. romney's debate sparring partner, joining us live from the debate site. our round table weighs in. from the times, tom friedman and white house correspondent, helene cooper. strategist mike murphy and press secretary for president clinton, dee dee meyers. ne cooper. and former white hous >>e from nbc news in washingto "meet the press" with david gregory. >> brand-new in morning, the latest nbc news poll on where this race stands. let's go right to my colleague chuck todd. this is significant. >> this is among likely voters. 47-47. not all races are equal. the
undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> on the broadcast tonight, two weeks to go now. a blitz to the finish, a cross country sprint by both candidates coming out of last night's debate. and what was last night's plot line after all? >>> meningitis outbreak. more cases, more worries about it spreading. and tonight there's news about the pharmacy at the center of the storm. >>> freezing time. cutting edge medicine offering new hope for women who hope to have children but can't do it right now because they're facing a serious health challenge. >>> and sister act. she nearly stole the show at the royal wedding. now, pippa middleton is going public as the life of the party. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television each one of them had >>> good evening. now that the presidential debates are over, it is clear each one of them had a plot line. the president underperformed against governor romney. both men were amped up. last night's plot line appears to be the president's foreign policy at
will not hear or see much from president obama or mitt romney. until then you can hear from their running mates. the debate tomorrow will be on foreign policy. republican vice president paul ryan and vice president joe biden will be on the campaign trail, also ann romney is on the trail. president obama will visit many states including virginia this week. >> the commonwealth is just one of the handful of states that are a toss up. earlier this morning, david gregory joined us and said you can expect to see more of those visits in the coming weeks. >> this really becomes the fight down the stretch here in some of these key states like our own he in virginia where the obama campaign believes women voter wills be critical in their turn out to win the state of virginia. >> and you can hear more about the campaign just ahead on meet the press. david will be joined by rob portman and marco rubio, and david actixlerod. >> tomorrow the candidates will likely discuss u.s. relations with iran. the white house denies a report for an agreement on the first ever talks. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal
to be. a look at the campaign. >>> also on the trail with the romney campgn, and tonight, why he is having to >>> also on the trail with the romney campaign, and tonight, why he is having to respond to a candidate's comments about race. >>> plus, what it is like living in the most hotly contested background state. >>> and new, what could take aim at the east coast. >>> and breathtaking, an awesome new view of the grand canyon like you have never seen it before. >>> good evening, i'm lester holt, sitting in for brian tonight, with the presidential race locked in a tie for the polls, president obama and governor romney are engaged in a fast and furious campaign blitz, the president launching an assault in some of the places vital to his election. he is on a two day trip, it will take him to eight states spen spending the night on air force one. romney is calling it a sign of being desperate, even as romney was racking up his own air miles. we'll check in with the romney camp, but first, brian williams has been given full access to the campaign swing. he checks in tonight from denve
that up. from laurel down to the beltway, about nine minutes. >>> tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face in perhaps the last time before election day. the candidates will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place at lynn university in boca raton, florida, and will focus on foreign policy. the president has been preparing at camp david, romney in florida. the campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> the american people have gotten to see mitt romney up close as he offers his vision of the future and what he would do as president. even more startling is the president's complete failure to put forth an agenda for the next four years. >> what he would hear is the president making a case for how we build not education system second to none, so we have the best trained workers in the world, how we get control of our energy future. >> tonight's debate begins at 9:00. you can watch it right here on nbc 4. also, we want to hear from you during and after tonight's debate. i'm going to be gathering your feedback on facebook and
'm lynn berry. after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. according to a cbs news instant polls on uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two to one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc national poll called it closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more we go to nbc's steve handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league playoffs and monday night viewers got viewers who missed the face-off on muslim extrem
to dayton, ohio. vice president biden will meet him there. mitt romney will campaign out west. he'll join mitt romney in colorado. the republican candidates will also visit nevada today. both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. president obama criticized mitt romney's foreign policy views and called them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago when you were asked the biggest geopolitical threat facing america is russia. not al qaeda, middle east. call the 1980s and ask for their foreign policy because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> and mitt romney countered saying the president has made this country weaker with his policy. >> and i call it an apology tour going to the middle east and criticizing america. i think they saw that as weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. i think they noticed that as well. >> romney also claims iran is four years closer to having a nuclear weap
, florida, for the third and final debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney. when they leave the stage tonight after 90 minutes together, these two men are not expected to see one another again until after the election two weeks from now. it is safe to say neither campaign in either its wildest dreams nor worst fears expected to be in a dead heat with 15 days to go. but that's what our national poll shows. as of tonight, our nbc news national polling has it this way. 47% obama, 47% romney. tonight's topic is foreign affairs. our moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. last time these two men debated, it was instantly labeled the most contentious event of its kind in the modern political era. a lot of it had to do with body lang age as they circled each other. tonight they'll be seated and thankfully separated by the moderator, all of this happening in a critical battleground state of florida. so without further delay, we'll go now to the moderator, bob schieffer, who will be leading us through tonight's debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university
. corkins has already pled not guilty to the first set of charges he faced. >>> mitt romney will continue his tour of battle ground states. he flies from ohio to ames, iowa, where his campaign will deliver what it calls a closing argument. the presidential candidate will return to ohio later today. president obama will campaign in ohio on monday. he's staying here in the district today. he returned late last night from a marathon 40-hour campaign trip, which included stops in eight states. one of those states was illinois, where he voted yesterday afternoon. today the president heads to georgetown university. he will tape an mtv special in which he will answer young voters' questions. >>> as both campaigns target swing states, one new poll seems to show mitt romney gaining momentum nationwide. romney has a 50%-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the former governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank. when asked who they trust most to handle the economy, likely voters give romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time
about race and d's intentions that mitt romney quickly distances himself from. >>> sprint for the white house. the candidates hit the swing states hard as polls begin to shift. >>> and the need for speed. driving 85 miles per hour in the u.s. starting today is perfectly legal. u.s. starting today is perfectly legal. we'll tell you where. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, the romney campaign could be waking up to a brand new political headache as yet another republican candidate makes explosive comments about rape just two months after those controversial comments todd akin made about legitimate rape. this time it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdock and his opponent were asked about abortion when murdock said this. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrib
of this unfolding at suburban hospital. >>> on the campaign trail. two weeks to go before election day. mitt romney and paul ryan campaigning together in nevada. tomorrow congressman ryan will deliver his first policy speech since he was named the gop vice presidential nominee. his speech will take place at cleveland state university in ohio. officials say his remarks will focus on upward mobility and the economy. >> president obama and his running mate joe biden have to be in the crucial state of ohio right now. they just wrapped up a campaign rally in dayton. >>> the final debate last night focused mainly on foreign policy. once again, our partners at fact check.org found many claims by both men that were false. here's nbc's dawn timmoney. >> reporter: the final battle between president barack obama and mitt romney gave voters the opportunity to hear more from each candidate on foreign policy. but fact check found several misleading and false statements. first, a claim from the president going back four years ago. >> when you are a candidate in 2008, as i was, and inif i got bin laden in our sigh
candidates. president obama tried out his closing campaign argument in del rey beach. charging romney can't be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real positions and try to win this election. and florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: but at the debate, the president did. >> both at home and abroad he has proposed wrong and reckless policies. >> reporter: he mocked mitt romney's concerns about a shrinking u.s. navy. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> reporter: that angered the previous obama opponent. >> he seem to take these cheap shots. that's not presidential. >> reporter: but former governor romney health his ground. >> i don't see our influence growing around the world. i see our influence receding. >> reporter: and republicans in florida were pleased. >> i think mitt romney had a tactical decision to look presidential, look above the fray. that was obviously an appeal toward moderate women and independents in general. >> reporter: still, outside the obama event today, a floridian w
abortion in cases of rape. the comments of some republicans including mitt romney distancing themselves for a candidate for the senate. that candidate is still standing by what he said. >> yes, he is. this is not how you meant to say it, but putt, yoyou're right, h what he said. >> i came to realize life is a gift from god. i think even when life begins this that horrible situation of rape, that it is something god intended to happen. >> that is mourdock in his debate. the most closely watched senate races in the country. mourdock said he can't stand sexual violence and hopes people understand that, but thinks people have twisted his message. >> life is precious. i abhor violence and i'm confident god abhors violence and rape. i apologize if they came away and certainly have been humbled by the fact that so many people think that that somehow was an interpretation. for those who want to kind of twist the comments and to use them for partisan political gain, i think that's what's wrong with washington these days. >> mitt romney officially endorsed mourdock a few days ago, but a romney sp
of this advertising. what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> you're looking to get more bang for your buck in higher education? you're in a good place. this year four d.c. schools have been named the list of the best value private colleges. georgetown is in the top 20 nationwide. george washington, american university and catholic university are also in the top 100. the kip'inger's list is based on academic quality and cost. the university of richmond and johns hopkins were the top schools in virginia and maryland. yea! at least something about our area, right? >>> now, if it's a job that you're looking for, though, one high-te
rom neromney's campaig disagrees. however, romney still supports maurdoch. republican john mccain said tonight he will not support him until he apologizes. >>> the president talks about his hectic schedule tonight. >> we started our 48 hour campaign marathon extravaganza. we started in iowa. we went to denver. we're here, we're growioing to nevada and then we will red-eye to florida -- >> you mean redbull to florida? >> yeah. >> you can watch jay's entire interview with the president right after news 4 at 11:00. he told a crowd it is time for new leadership. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you're going to put him out of office. >> paul ryan and vice president joe biden both made stops in ohio today. no republican candidate has been elected without winning ohio. right now, the president holds a slim lead in the buckeye state. >>> an nbc news exclusive convicted beltway sniper claims there are more unknown victims of that killing spree. tomorrow marks the ten-year anniversary. in a phone interview with matt lower, he says he tried to identify it several times. >>
the presidential race could not be any closer. it all could come down to tonight. president obama and mitt romney will face off in their third and final debate. both candidates will be trying to break the tie. the debate will be taking place tonight at lynn university in boca raton, florida. that's where steve handelsman joins us. >> reporter: we've already got a surprise here at boca, jim, in terms of what we expect from the debate. you said it, it could come down to this debate. just a few months ago, nobody figured that. this was shaping up as either lopsided, after all, any president has more experience in foreign affairs, and not a sleeper, but not anymore. and in this stays it makes it all the more a high stakes drama. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2%, down five points since the first debate. >> florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: national hi now it's a tie. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win election. >> reporter: governor romney will be in the clash or foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya charging the
:02 now. >>> president obama and mitt romney both claiming victory in their third and final debate. the candidates focused on foreign policy. they went back and forth on several issues, including iran, afghanistan, and iraq. the conversation got particularly heated when romney suggested the president made us weaker by going on a so-called apology tour of the middle east shortly after taking office. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. starting with this notion of me apologizing. this has been probably the biggest whopper that's been told during the course of this campaign. and every fact checker and every reporter has looked at it, governor, and said this is not true. >> romney also criticized the president for not going to israel on his first trip to the mid
virginia. and mitt romney just finished up. we have team coverage. we begin with julie carey in charlottesville. hi, julie. >> reporter: hey there. you can see they're wrapping up here now. a couple hours ago, anover flow crowd here at the pavilion. for them the debate was almost an afterthought. their focus was bruce springstein. his focus, inspiring voters to get to the polls on election day. ♪ >> bruce springstein is on a battleground blitz of his own. first ohio, then iowa, now virginia. his we take care of our own has become a theme song played at all the obama rallies. ♪ >> later he explained why he is taking an active role in these final weeks of the campaign. >> i'm here today because i've lived long enough to know that despite those galvanizing moments in history, the future is rarely a tide rushing in. it is more often a slow, slow march. inch by inch. >> reporter: most who came to the rally were already president obama supporters. analysts say with the toss-up right now and recent momentum turning romney's way, these events can make a difference. >> i think may
to the finish line. president obama and mitt romney flying across the country today. they've got campaign stops in the states that could determine the election. today the president will make stops in iowa's quad cities area and denver. he will later fly to l.a. for an appearance on "the tonight show" before heading to vegas. mitt romney will campaign in reno. the republican presidential nominee making stops in cedar rapids, iowa, and end the day in cincinnati. he'll make three stops in ohio. both candidates kicked off the final stretch with their running mates. president obama kicked off in florida before meeting up with vice president joe biden in ohio. mitt romney visited colorado and nevada with paul ryan. >> this is a status quo candidacy, going forward with the same policies of the last four years. that's why his campaign is slipping, and ours is gaining so much steam. >> you can choose a foreign policy that's reckless and wrong, or you can choose the foreign polic that joe and i have been applying that's steady and strong. you can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and immig
president obama and mitt romney tied among likely voters at 47% each. both candidates will be trying to break that tie tonight at their debate in boca raton, florida. kristen, let's play the expectations game. we know that the topic tonight is foreign affairs. which candidate is most likely to benefit from that? >> reporter: good evening, jim. foreign policy typically favors a sitting president. he is steeped in these issues. it's something that he's actually been dealing with for the past four years. the romney campaign knows that. so as he has with the first two debates, mitt romney has been preparing vigorously for this third debate. you can expect president obama to talk about the fact that he killed osama bin laden. let's talk about the fact he ended the war in iraq, that he's drawn down troops in afghanistan. but of course, there's a big opening here, and that is on the issue of libya. mitt romney has been hammering president obama and the obama administration for its handling of the situation in libya, for their sort of muddled message in the beginning for not having enough se
stops in virginia today for president obama or mitt romney. but the two candidates won't stay away for long. julie carey reports now, governor romney had someone campaigning for him today in fairfax county. >> reporter: four years ago senator john mccain was waging his own battle to become president. >> mitt romney understands like ronald reagan did. >> reporter: in 2012, he has a less demanding but still busy campaign schedule as a surrogate for mitt romney and senate candidates locked in tight races around the country. defense issues he believes could shift romney's way. mccain knows well about a weapon held by the obama campaign. >> we can count on the obama voter turnout operation to be very effective. they have been, they've been in place for a long time here in the commonwealth of virginia. but i also see this rising enthusiasm, and enthusiasm many times will make up for a good machine. >> reporter: mccain will make one prediction about virginia, a long election night. >> the only conclusion that i think both of us could draw is we better get some sleep on november the 6th, b
romney look in their rearview mirror about the last decade in foreign policy and national security policy and the president saying, look, i ended the war in iraq, we are on a glide path out of afghanistan. and yet we know the threat from both of these countries still remains and there's a lot of unfinished business. michael, you get to a lot of that of course in your book, in iraq. the idea that we're done. put it in the rear view mir but there's a lot of unfinished business. >> yeah. one thing that's striking to me is just really the gap between the campaign rhetoric and what the obama administration's actual policy was in iraq because you have to ask yourself the question, what does it mean to end a war? and it's lot more than simply removing troops and actually, when president obama approached iraq, he, himself, and his team, thought it entailed a lot more than removing troops them tried create a power-sharing arrangement in iraq. tried to negotiate a sofa which initially -- >> status of forces agreement of when to remove troops. >> would have allowed initially as many as 10,000 americ
with vice president, joe biden. romney is with his running mate, paul ryan. ryan has been in colorado for the past few days. >> both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. the president criticized romney's views calling them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago you were asked what is the biggest threat facing america. you said russia, not al qaeda. you said russia. in the 1980s or now, asking for their foreign policy. the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> the president began an apology tour. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. holding signs saying is america with us, the president was silent. they noticed that as well. >> iran is four years closer to having a nuclear weapon because the obama administration hasn't been aggressive enough handling the crisis. >> this morning on the "today" show, paul ryan said romney showed the temperment and demeanor to be a great president. he defended romney that he doesn't have the foreign policy experience to be commander and chief. >> we have h
the hash tag dctalks. until then you won't hear much from mitt romney or president obama. you will hear from their running mates. they're working through the battleground states this weekend. yesterday the candidates may have been a thousand miles away, but voters in ohio got similar messages, that their votes could decide this election. >> you have such a huge say so in all of this. ohio is the battleground of battleground states. >> we need you. we need you. with you, we can take florida and we take florida this election is over. >>> romney's wife ann was also out and attended a breast cancer awareness event in florida. the president will be in richard monday on thursday. >> the candidates will discuss u.s. relations with iran and the u.s. denies a report on the first ever one on one talks about iran's nuclear program. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal to negotiate, but iran insists the talks will wait until after the election. in a statement though, the national security council said it's not true that they agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting unti after the elections. >> ma
debate changed the chemistry of the race in mitt romney's favor, the second debate was a verbal fight. it got the president back on his feet was a the topic is foreign policy, but the sheer closeness is hanging over their head. the president arrived in florida tonight, aware he needs to do welln tonight's debate, the race being closer than ever. the polls show a dramatic divide within the 47-47 tie. there is that gender gap, the president up with women. mitt romney's lead is a commanding 33 points, but hispanics by a 70-25 margin, strongly prefer the president p. mr. romney spent the day mr. romney spent the day behind closed doors where the press was not allowed, inspecting the table where he and the president will sit. he knows the subject matter tonight puts him at a disadvantage, something he found out in the second debate. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you're saying? >> please proceed, governor. >> all right, i want to make sure we get that for the record. because it took the p
an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his remarks.
alexander has more. from canton, ohio, where governor romney is, peter, good evening alexander >> reporter: brian, good evening to you as hurricane sandy takes aim on the east coast, forecasters are not the only ones on alert, the campaign strategists are, as well. with crews defending against potentially devastating flooding in virginia, the campaign cancelled a rally. officials in north carolina say they could suspend early voting, if needed. in ohio, snow threatens to hurt the voting efforts. in iowa today, he was introduced by a situation with the state's senior senator. >> we'll put america on a new path to a new day with a new president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the americans that can bring the american families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal
'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face-to-face for perhaps the last time before election day. the candidates will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. the president has been preparing at camp david, romney in florida. both candidates have kept low profiles. but their campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> the american people have gotten to see mitt romney up close as he offers his vision of the future what he would do as president. even more startling is the president's complete failure to put forth an agenda for the n
. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> developing this morning, in afghanistan, at least 45 people are dead in a suicide bombing outside a mosque. five are believed to have been children. the explosion happened in a town as people were gathering to celebrate a four-day religious holiday. at least 70 were hurt in the blast. many of those killed are believed to be police with the afghan security forces including one commander and two local police chiefs. >>> also developing, former italian premier was found guilty of tax fraud. a judge sentenced him to four years in prison. he's likely to appeal. the charges involve buying american film and tv rights outside the country. he faces charges
in just days. >>> the blitz on the campaign trail with just 12 days to go. we're with the romney campaign in battleground ohio, and we're just off air force one after a solid day of flying coast to coast. >>> the scandal, explosive allegations against the popular television host. the scandal that has viewers in great britain stunned. >>> and over-caffeined, what is in the stuff millions of us buy, and why sometimes it is impossible to know amid the questions about safety. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and while we are in the middle of covering whirlwind election campaign, tonight, something else deserves our immediate attention at the top of the broadcast. while the calendar may tell us we're days away from halloween and the november election, for that matter, it is still hurricane season. and hurricane sandy has experienced what forecasters are calling a stunning increase in size and in intensity. this late-season storm has already caused flooding in jamaica, damage in cuba, and haiti, and because it has the potential to affect more than 50 million americans along the east c
be a week away, but mitt romney plans on delivering what his campaign calls a closing argument today. the republican presidential nominee will give the major speech in iowa. he'll head there from ohio. romney made three stops in the buckeye state, including this rally in worthington. president obama is back in washington after his grueling 40-hour campaign trip. he returned late last night. today he'll return to georgetown university to tape a tv special with young voters. >>> as candidates look to make a push towards election day, one poll gives romney the momentum heading into the final days. the abc news tracking poll gives romney a 50-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank for that. when asked who do they trust the most to handle the economy, likely voters gave romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time either candidate has had a clear lead on that issue. another poll shows that some of the most important swing states are still practically in a dead heat. in col
by little. >>> onto decision 2012. tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face for perhaps the last time before election taye. >> the candidates will face off in the third and final debate on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. it will focus strictly on foreign policy. the president has been preparing in camp david. >> and romney has been preparing in florida. their campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> and we can expect tonight a lot of discussion on libya and iran. could get pretty heated, especially based on the last debate between romney and president obama. want to remind you, we want to hear from you during the debate. i'm going to gather your feedback and watch your comments on twitter. unjoin the conversation by using the hash tag on twitter, dctalks. tonight may be the president's last chance to win over undecided vote errs in a race t appears to be far from decided. >> president obama and mitt romney are tied among likely voters in the latest cbs news/wall street journal poll. the president held a slim l
at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> tracking sandy this moing. we have live pictures from rehoboth beach, already feeling the effects of this monster storm. the category 1 hurricane has its sights set on the east coast and coastal communities like rehoboth beach and many through north carolina and new jersey are bracing for impact to see where this storm might make landfall. our area may not get a direct hit from sandy but we could still feel the effects. >> many cities and counties are putting resources in place. joining us is prince george's county executive. >> thank you for having me. >> you've started the process of notifying residents. you're pushing out alerts by social media and e-mail? >> that's correct. people can get updates on what's going on by going to the prince george's county website and signing up for notify me and the
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning,
produce a victory. and so the candidates are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada. where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas, and out of excuses, and in november you'll put him out of office. >> reporter: ryan went to ohio, where he and romney closed a five-point gap to one. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion in upward mobility. >> reporter: colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all-nighter. >> reporter: starting in iowa, where his lead is down to two points. >> iowa, you know me. you know that i say what i peen. >> reporter: he charged governor romney with bait and switch. >> the bait is the problem that his plan creates 12 million jobs, the switch is his plan doesn't create 12 million jobs. >> reporter: joe biden was in the buckeye
points since the first debate. >> i now believe florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: nationally now it's a die. turnout could be key. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win re-election. >> reporter: mitt romney is hoping to enthuse his backers in tonight's clash on foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya, charging the president tried to cover up an al qaeda attack. and an iranian nuclear weapons, romney will vow to be tough but not rush to war. president obama will point out he killed osama bin laden, and ended the war in iraq. and a new nbc poll finds by 46% to 38%, voters feel mr. obama would better handle foreign policy in the future than mr. romney. in lauderdale by the sea, a county barack obama won easily in 2008, rob said he'll vote for the president again. >> it's difficult to imagine people who have not made up their mind. >> reporter: julianne hasn't decided. >> i just want the economy to go up, up, up. >> reporter: in ohio, vice president biden said it has. >> america is coming back. 31 straight months of
the election, president obama and mitt romney are making a final push for your vote, including several stops in our backyard. plus we have some breaking news on i-95 north in virginia this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 24th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:01. 64 degrees. time for weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein feeling a little more like summer in the past few days. >> you know it's not going to last long. >> i'm enjoying it while it lasts. >> let's savor it while we can. big changes coming in for the weekend. right now increasing clouds coming in from the west. speckles of green on the storm team 4 radar image, clouds in west virginia and western maryland. a lot of them are not reaching the ground. elsewhere, we have increasing clouds throughout much of the area. temperatures are milder this morning. mid-50s in arlington, fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties. d.c. now near 60. right near the chesapeake bay, near 60 as well. and weather ob
don't let mitt romney take them away. . >>> good morning. fire and nice. in their third and final debate, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two wee
on hurricane sandy, and getting regular updates on emergency preparations. >>> mitt romney's been concentrating heavily on the crucial swing state of ohio. today he took a break, went to ames, iowa, for a rally. the republican candidate called for bold changes to improve the economy and made pledges to call good democrats to make it happen. there are five new polls out in ohio. and they show that president obama has a 2-point lead in that state. >> romney spent much of his time in ohio this week, his campaign is not ignoring virginia. senator john mccain spent today drumming up support for romney among veterans. julie carey caught up with senator mccain in fairfax, and woodbridge. >> reporter: four years ago it was senator john mccain who was the one challenging barack obama, trying to win the presidency. in 2012, he's assumed the role of a surrogate for the romney campaign and republican senate candidates in tight races across the country. today he met with veterans. his advice to the romney campaign? >> it's very hard for me to give advice, since i lost. >> reporter: jokes aside, mccain said
be a major headache this morning for mitt romney. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. turn back the clock. it says wednesday, october 24th right now, but it's not going to feel like fall today. already temperatures in the 60s for some of us. by later today, the temperatures really going to sky rocket. >> we're going to enjoy it while it lasts. tom kierein is here with our forecast. tom, good morning. >> this time of year we don't have as much daylight as we do in august, so any spike in the temperature is not going to last as long, but it may briefly feel like summer by midafternoon. >>> right now it is off to a balmy start around the metro area, else where, where you see the moving green on storm team 4 satellite image, that's a light rain. just a very few sprinkles trying to reach the ground in loudoun county and farther west in eastern west virginia and western maryland, it is tracking east. you might briefly need an umbrella from the shenandoah valley and blue ridge east here and around the metro area over another couple of hours. right
week. >>> mitt romney will spend all of today in ohio. he'll take a bus tour across the state with stops in cincinnati, worthington and defiance. it is quite a contrast from yesterday. the republican presidential touching down in all four time zones in the continental united states. he had rallies in nevada, colorado, and iowa before ending day in cincinnati. >> you can boil what he's saying down to four simple words, and that is more of the same. we don't want more of the same. we can't afford four more years like the last four years. that's why we -- paul ryan and i have a plan with five simple steps. these steps are going to get america's economy just cooking again. >> paul ryan campaigned yesterday in ohio. he spoke at cleveland state university. no republican has ever lost in ohio and won the white house. >>> today, different sides of maryland's gay marriage debate will be at gallaudet university. they won't be there to demonstrate against each other, though. instead they'll be there to support the school's chief diversity officer angela mccaskill. dr. mccaskill was place
campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> right now, mitt romney is campaigning in cincinnati. this is senator rob corcoran at the event. it's the first of three stops romney will make in mo ho. later, he goes to worthington. it's quite a contrast from yesterday. the republican presidential candidate touched down in all four time zones in the continental time zone. rallies 234 nevada, colorado and ohio before ending in cincinnati. just to give you a sense of how important ohio is to romney, no republican has ever lost there and won the white house. >>> president obama is on his way to virginia. he left for richmond a short time ago. a busy day of campaigning. in addition to tampa, he lost a vote in chicago and attended a rally in cleveland before returning to washington. a mitt romney presidency would be a step back for this country. >> we have a long way to go. but, florida, we have come too far to turn back now. we can't afford to go back to the same policies that got us into the mess. we have to stick with the policies getting us out of the mess
for much of the east coast and into new england. >>> election sprint. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country trying to reach every possible voter. >>> what is the cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. >> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. >> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. aim lynn berry. right now hurricane sandy looks to become a menace for folks all along the u.s. east koempts it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain, even some snow to areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. the storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica and one in haiti. nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking this powerful hurricane for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> this is going to be an historic event but eventually all the way up into areas of new england. let's get into it. the storm intensified before it slammed into cuba. there's t
romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> we're back from more from ken burns from "the dust bowl." let me end on a very passionate subject and that's baseball. >> oh, no. >> i remember, here i am, i grew up in los angeles a dodgers fan, still a.m. but i love the nationals and my kids do. i remember saying, i have a 10-year-old and 7-year-old twins, i can remember the first time the dodgers won the pennant i was 7 and bill russell came home and i remember the beer flying through the air. i said, if only that could happen for the nationals for my kids. i was at game five with his epic collapse. i thought two things, one, the universe just isn't right. it wasn't supposed to end like this. >> and all of us became national fans, we were so excited. the best record in the national
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